Ay! Chihuahua, Fillmore CA

Phone: (805) 524.4642 Address: 1141 West Ventura Street Fillmore CA, 93015

Menu Favorites: Tacos, Burritos, Chile Relleno & Homemade Salsas. Menudo is a HUGE favorite dish during the weekend. The guacamole made with ripe avocados, chile, cilantro, onions, a hint of salt & lime – es muy sabroso!

Ay! Chihuahua has been a lifesaver on those nights when you just run out of time to fix dinner. “Ay! Chi” (as we call this restaurant at our house) serves a variety of traditional Mexican dishes. When I’m extra hungry my order consists of meat tacos or a meat burrito. I order the rice, bean & cactus or “nopalitos” plate when I’m not that hungry. You can have the nopalitos with or without egg. I ask for the bell pepper, onions, cilantro & no salt. Their Chile Relleno served in a corn tortilla -“A la carte”, is always savory, spicy & yummy. Service is always with a genuine smile & their salsa bar is lush, well-tended & clean.

Tip: Call-In Order if you are in a hurry – especially on weekends because the restaurant gets packed. Careful to not fill up with the tasty, chips, salsa & guacamole. Be sure to check the “Daily Specials” that are written & posted to the left of the salsa bar. Remember to leave a tip! The styrofoam “Tip Cup” is located to the right of the drink machine – far to left of the cashier.

Price: Affordable


Hozy’s Grill, Santa Paula CA

Phone: (805) 525.1068 Address: 1760 East Lemonwood Drive Santa Paula CA, 93060 www.hozysgrill.com

Menu Favorites: Breakfast Burrito with eggs, potatoes, cheese, beans & chorizo on a flour tortilla although, everything on their breakfast “House Specialties” menu is a sure hit. The Waffle Sandwich made with waffle, two eggs & bacon or sausage is appetizing & gratifying.

Hozy’s Grill breakfast has been my main attraction. The Belgium Waffle Supreme taste light & fluffy as it’s covered with homemade walnut butter, whipped cream, fresh berries & Hozy’s special maple syrup. Hozy’s also offers an array of Omelets such as: Denver made with ham, onions, peppers & your choice of cheese – cheddar, jack, swiss or American. My favorite is the Veggie made with onions, mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes & cheddar cheese.

I have yet to experienced lunch or dinner at Hozy’s Grill. They offer lunch specials so check the chalkboard as you walk in or ask your server. Chef’s Dinner Specials are also available.

Tip: Great destination if on a local, morning bicycle ride. Open for breakfast 7am-11am M-F, Saturday & Sundays 8am-2:30pm, lunch 11am-2:30pm & dinner Wednesday – Saturday 5pm-9:30pm. The breakfast potatoes are prepare two different ways so make sure to ask your server. Hozy’s Grill has a wine room with an exceptional wine selection. The interior decor of bright-colored walls, industrial furniture finishings & fresh-cut flowers is worth mentioning. The restaurant interior is a ray of sunshine within the hidden, industrial location.

Price: Breakfast Affordable, Lunch Reasonable & Dinner Pricey